Category Archives: Vegetarian

Asparagus and Pea Salad with Fried Shallots

This is a welcome departure from your every day greens and dressing. I was inspired by a fava bean/asparagus salad recipe in Bon Appetit.  The salad is served cold, but be sure to save the frying of the shallots for … Continue reading

Posted in Gluten Free, Healthier Options, Quick Dinners, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Peanut Butter Bon Bons for Kids, Rum Pecan Bon Bons for Grown Ups

  Here are two easy, quick, no-bake candies that make a bunch and please a crowd.  You can also make both of these vegan just by using a margarine like Earth Balance instead of butter. Peanut Butter Bon Bons have been … Continue reading

Posted in Dessert, Gluten Free, Holidays and Special Occasions, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Spiced Moroccan Yams

Canned yams are a thing of the past and should remain there.  Here is an easy, delicious, updated version for your Thanksgiving table sans marshmallows.  Serves 6 1/2 C. pitted dates, quartered 1 C. dried apricots, quartered 1/4 t. saffron … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays and Special Occasions, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fig and Ricotta Canapes

This is a gorgeous fall dish to start a dinner party.  The homemade ricotta really makes the dish.  If that’s just not in the cards, then I would substitute mascarpone. 1 french baguette, sliced thinly 1 C. fresh ricotta click … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays and Special Occasions, Italian, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oven Dried Tomatoes

If you are like me you have way more tomatoes than you can eat this year.  Preserve your cherry tomatoes by drying them in a low oven.  Pack them in olive oil and store them in the fridge practically indefinitely.  … Continue reading

Posted in Gluten Free, Italian, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tomato Tart

The women in my family have been making a wonderful tomato tart for as long as I can remember.  It has a biscuit crust, a fragrant tomato-basil filling, and a creamy, tangy cheesy topping.  This is my updated version which … Continue reading

Posted in Quick Dinners, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Laurie’s Heirloom Tomatoes with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

Happy Birthday Laurie!   This salad was inspired by one I ate 2 years ago at a Farm to Fork dinner with my friend Laurie.  It was her bachelorette dinner (happy-almost-2-year-annivesary, Laurie and Chad) and we all absolutely loved this … Continue reading

Posted in Gluten Free, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Bridal Shower Tea (a great Gazpacho recipe too!)

I recently had the honor of hosting a bridal shower for my lovely cousin, Brooke.  For her outdoor wedding she is featuring ferns rather than flowers.  I decided to go with a forest theme for the shower.  I made the … Continue reading

Posted in Gluten Free, Healthier Options, Holidays and Special Occasions, Uncategorized, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Eggplant and Herbs

This dish tastes like summer in a bowl!  Full of flavor and protein, this salad can be a main course or a tasty side dish.  This is perfect to make on a hot day since you can roast the eggplant … Continue reading

Posted in Gluten Free, Healthier Options, Italian, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Summer Borscht

Traditional borscht is made with a beef shank and cooked for hours until it’s rich and meaty.  Great for cold winter months, but too heavy for summer.  All the veggies in traditional borscht are in season now and can be … Continue reading

Posted in Gluten Free, Healthier Options, Quick Dinners, Vegetarian | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments